Showing posts with label climate crisis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label climate crisis. Show all posts

Sunday, September 26, 2021

"The region is one of many across the globe being struck by severe drought."

"Sergio Koci’s sunflower farm in the lowlands of northern Argentina has survived decades of political upheaval, runaway inflation and the coronavirus outbreak. But as a series of historic droughts deadens vast expanses of South America, he fears a worsening water crisis could do what other calamities couldn’t: Bust his third-generation agribusiness.

“When you have one bad year, you can face it,” Koci said. Some of his 20,000 acres rest near the mighty ParanĂ¡ River, where water levels have reached lows not seen since 1944. On the back of two years of drought-related crop losses, he said, the continuing dryness is now set to reduce his sunflower yields this year by 65 percent.

“When you have three bad years, you don’t know if there will even be another year,” he said.

From the frigid peaks of Patagonia to the tropical wetlands of Brazil, worsening droughts this year are slamming farmers, shutting down ski slopes, upending transit and spiking prices for everything from coffee to electricity."
Continue reading the article online. (Subscription maybe required)
Meanwhile, on the home front:
"Breaking news in the weather department this morning... We have now moved into first place for the wettest July through September. #EnoughIsEnough"

We have now moved into first place for the wettest July through September
We have now moved into first place for the wettest July through September


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Sep 16, 7:00 PM

Hello to all from the 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node. Please mark your calendars for this week's  Node meeting, Thursday, September 16, 7:00 PM.  (As a reminder, we meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.)

Here are the the Zoom details.
Join on Zoom

Meeting ID: 544 734 092
Password: 350ma
Dial-in +1 646 876 9923

Our agenda will cover developments and actions in Massachusetts and nationwide, including legislation and the ongoing efforts to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy.   

Our Greater Franklin Node wants to collaborate with groups and individuals from the region who share the same concerns, so all our cities and towns can benefit. Please join us to learn and contribute. 

If you cannot participate in the Node meeting on Thursday but have some information to share, e.g., notice about a community meeting or a recommended webinar, you can send it to ralph.halpern@comcast.net.

We'll send a reminder on Thursday.  Thanks for your participation and support.

Node Co-coordinators,
Carolyn Barthel
Ralph Halpern

Ralph Halpern
781-784-3839 (h)
339-203-5017 (c)

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Sep 16, 7:00 PM
350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Sep 16, 7:00 PM

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, September 2, 7:00 PM

Hello to all from the 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node. Please mark your calendars for this week's  Node meeting, Thursday, September 2, 7:00 PM.  (As a reminder, we meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.)
 
Here are the the Zoom details.
Zoom link for the meeting, September 2, 7:00 PM.

Join on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 889 2460 7755
Password: 350ma 
Audio by phone: +1 646 876 9923  
 
Our agenda will cover developments and actions in Massachusetts and nationwide, including legislation and the ongoing efforts to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy.   
 
We will also devote part of the meeting to the issue of carbon pricing. Come learn about carbon pricing as a means to move Massachusetts to a more sustainable economy! Kevin O'Reilly, a 350 Mass North Shore member and Citizens Climate Lobby member, will give a presentation on carbon pricing, followed by a question and answer period. 350 Mass supported carbon pricing as an important legislative priority for years; however, during this current legislative session, while still supportive of the policy, 350 Mass is focusing on other bills. But perhaps the time is right for this legislation! In any case, we need to be aware of all the tools in the toolbox to deal with climate change. 

If you'd like to understand more before he presents or can't make the meeting, you can read about carbon pricing here, and check out this report:  

Our usual meeting is 7:00-9:00. Kevin will present beginning at 7:30.
 
Our Greater Franklin Node wants to collaborate with groups and individuals from the region who share the same concerns, so all our cities and towns can benefit. Please join us to learn and contribute. 
 
If you cannot participate in the Node meeting on Thursday but have some information to share, e.g., notice about a community meeting or a recommended webinar, you can send it to ralph.halpern@comcast.net.
 
We'll send a reminder on Thursday. 
Thanks for your participation and support.
 
Node Co-coordinators,
Carolyn Barthel
Ralph Halpern
 
Ralph Halpern
781-784-3839 (h)
339-203-5017 (c)

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, September 2, 7:00 PM
350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, September 2, 7:00 PM


Friday, August 27, 2021

"Climate change is fundamentally an issue of health equity and racial justice"

"AS THE WILDFIRES raged out west on July 26, we woke up to a hazy sky that was uncharacteristic of the Boston area.  The usual clear and clean skies of living next to the ocean disappeared and our air quality hit a dangerous and “unhealthy” level.  As healthcare workers looking at this thick smog, we knew to expect additional emergency department and office visits for respiratory complaints.  People with asthma, including children, would have a harder time breathing because of the increased soot and particles in the air. This polluted air may also increase the transmission of COVID-19.

The fact that our air could be polluted from wildfires on the other side of the country is a stark reminder of our interconnectedness. It demonstrates that no one is safe from the ravages of climate change.  Thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest visited emergency departments because of the extreme heatwave that swept through their communities this summer. Here in Boston, we experienced the hottest June on record, followed by the wettest July on record, and in August a tropical storm. As this is being published, we are in the midst of the fourth heat wave of 2021. For us, this translates into an unacceptable increase in the number of patients being treated in hospitals for heat exhaustion and asthma exacerbations."

Continue reading the article online
 
Natalia Linos, a co-author of this article, is executive director of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and a regular contributor to the wfpr.fm radio show "Toward a More Perfect Union"

We Are Convened - In Order to Form a More Perfect Union

More Perfect Union can be found on Google Podcast (among others)

We Are Convened - In Order to Form a More Perfect Union
We Are Convened - In Order to Form a More Perfect Union

Sunday, August 22, 2021

"Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record"

"Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland’s huge ice cap for the first time on record. Temperatures are normally well below freezing on the 3,216-metre (10,551ft) peak, and the precipitation is a stark sign of the climate crisis.

Scientists at the US National Science Foundation’s summit station saw rain falling throughout 14 August but had no gauges to measure the fall because the precipitation was so unexpected. Across Greenland, an estimated 7bn tonnes of water was released from the clouds.

The rain fell during an exceptionally hot three days in Greenland when temperatures were 18C higher than average in places. As a result, melting was seen in most of Greenland, across an area about four times the size of the UK."
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Icebergs near Ilulissat, Greenland. The climate crisis is having a profound impact on glaciers. Photograph: Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock
Icebergs near Ilulissat, Greenland. The climate crisis is having a profound impact on glaciers. Photograph: Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

ALERT: NO NODE MEETING THURSDAY, AUG 19, 2021!

Hey, node members!
 
We are canceling our 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node meeting this Thursday, August 19, 2021!
 
350 Mass is joining forces with allies at a 
Rally to #SealTheDeal for Climate, Care, Jobs and Justice!
 
Congresspeople Seth Moulton and Richard Neal are the only two from the whole Massachusetts delegation to not sign onto the THRIVE Act which would provide $10 Billion over ten years for climate justice and jobs! To push them, we're having BIG RALLIES IN SALEM AND SPRINGFIELD to drive home we want STRONG legislation in the reconciliation infrastructure bill!
 
 
So sign up at the RSVP link if you can come to SALEM! 
We want everyone there! Bring a sign!
 
The rally will be outside the whole time in a PARK, wear a mask,
and keep your distance.
 
So far, Ralph Halpern and Carolyn Barthel are interested in driving separately to the rally, so contact us if you're vaccinated
and you'd like to potentially carpool.
 
As the rally is 3:00-6:00 pm, there's not adequate time to return home for a Zoom node meeting, so we're canceling it. 
Our next node meeting will be Thursday, September 2.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
Ralph Halpern 339-203-5017 cell, 781-784-3839 home
Carolyn Barthel 508-335-0848 cell, 508-473-3305 home 
 
Rally to #SealTheDeal for Climate, Care, Jobs and Justice
Rally to #SealTheDeal for Climate, Care, Jobs and Justice


      

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

International Panel on Climate Change - report released

"Human activity is changing the Earth’s climate in ways “unprecedented” in thousands or hundreds of thousands of years, with some of the changes now inevitable and “irreversible”, climate scientists have warned.

Within the next two decades, temperatures are likely to rise by more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, breaching the ambition of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and bringing widespread devastation and extreme weather.

Only rapid and drastic reductions in greenhouse gases in this decade can prevent such climate breakdown, with every fraction of a degree of further heating likely to compound the accelerating effects, according to the International Panel on Climate Change, the world’s leading authority on climate science."

Continue reading the article online (subscription maybe required)


International Panel on Climate Change - report released
International Panel on Climate Change - report released


Saturday, August 7, 2021

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 020 - Climate Change

"In this episode, Frank and the group discuss the current climate crisis, projections, and what efforts the U.S. and the rest of the world need to make to keep things under control."

Direct link -> https://player.captivate.fm/episode/86371bcf-3816-42af-8a72-b1baf3fa8c25

wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 020 - Climate Change
wfpr.fm: More Perfect Union - 020 - Climate Change

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, August 5, 7:00 PM

Hello to all from the  350 Mass Greater Franklin Node. Please mark your calendars for this week's   Node meeting,   Thursday, August 5, 7:00 pm.  (As a reminder, we meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.)
 
Here are the the Zoom details.
Zoom link for the meeting, August 5, 7:00 pm.

Join on Zoom.
Password: 350ma 
Audio by phone: +1 646 876 9923  
 
There is much to talk about. In Massachusetts, the legislature is considering numerous climate bills, including those  endorsed by 350 Mass. In Washington, the Administration and Congress are debating one infrastructure bill and determining the contents of a second, more ambitious program. Meanwhile, the fight over fossil fuels is centered in Minnesota where work on the  Line 3 tar sands pipeline continues despite protests. Internationally, the most important event in years will be the Glasgow Climate Talks on November 1, 2021; climate groups are gearing up to  call for action.  Everyone's voice is critical. See our website for  ways you can act now.
 
To further our work and outreach, 350 Mass has launched our  redesigned website. We invite you to spend a few minutes taking in the new features and structure.
 
Our Greater Franklin Node wants to collaborate with groups and individuals from the region who share the same concerns, so all our cities and towns can benefit. Please join us to learn and contribute. 
 
If you cannot participate in the Node meeting on Thursday but have some information to share, e.g., notice about a community meeting or a recommended webinar, you can send it to   ralph.halpern@comcast.net.
 
We'll send a reminder on Thursday. 
 
Thanks for your participation and support.
 
Node Co-coordinators,
Carolyn Barthel
Ralph Halpern
 
 
Ralph Halpern
781-784-3839 (h)
339-203-5017 (c)
 
350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, August 5, 7:00 pm
350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, August 5, 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Climate Action Held in Franklin, July 17

The 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node held a protest Saturday, July 17, in front of the Bank of America branch in Franklin. The intent was to educate the public and demand that the bank stop funding Line 3, the tars sands pipeline being constructed in MN through tribal lands and hundreds of waterways including the Mississippi River headwaters. 350 Mass is demanding that the banks financing this project must  defund Line 3, or face pressure from activists and consumers to defund these banks! (The Burma Shave signs can be read in either direction to accommodate the traffic direction.)
 
As Franklin resident and longtime 350 Mass member Ray Milici pointed out, "Line 3 does not just affect Minnesota, but the entire world. Even in Franklin, Mass. If we continue to invest in projects that burn fossil fuels, we will continue to destroy our planet and experience a worsening climate crisis. If there is no money, there is no pipeline. It's that simple. If the banks don't stop their funding, 350 Mass will continue to encourage bank customers and investors to withdraw their accounts and investments from the supporting banks."

Line 3 is a proposed pipeline expansion to bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. It was proposed in 2014 by Enbridge, a Canadian pipeline company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in the US. Enbridge seeks to build a new pipeline corridor through untouched wetlands and the treaty territory of Anishinaabe peoples, through the Mississippi River headwaters to the shore of Lake Superior.

Carolyn Barthel, Co-coordinator for the Greater Franklin node, highlighted, "All pipelines spill. Line 3 isn't about safe transportation of a necessary product, it's about expansion of a dying tar sands industry." Line 3 would contribute more to climate change than Minnesota's entire economy. Minnesota's own Department of Commerce found their local fuel market does not need Line 3 oil. Climate organizations are demanding the old Line 3 be decommissioned to help in the transition to a renewable, sustainable economy.  Barthel further explains, "Line 3 would violate the treaty rights of Anishinaabe peoples and nations in its path — wild rice is a critical part of Anishinaabe culture, it grows in numerous watersheds Line 3 seeks to cross. It's well past time to end the legacy of theft from and destruction of indigenous peoples and territories." 

350 Mass, a statewide grassroots climate organization, engages members in many ways on multiple levels--municipal, state and national. Ralph Halpern, Node Co-coordinator, explained regarding the focus on Line 3, "We will keep organizing, educating, and advocating to stop Line 3 and build the future we want. Legal and grassroots efforts have kept Enbridge's Line 3 destruction at bay--it was supposed to be completed in 2017." He goes on to say, "Our advocacy and outreach activities include holding events in community centers, churches, and schools. We present webinars, meet and talk to our politicians, speak up at hearings, march in protests, and help towns take local actions to become more sustainable. We teach and learn from each other. Wherever you are and whatever your skill set, there is a place for you in the movement."
 
Climate Action Held in Franklin, July 17
Climate Action Held in Franklin, July 17


 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, July 15, 7:00 PM

Hello to all from the 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node. Please mark your calendars for this week's Node meetingThursday, July 15, 7:00 PM.  (As a reminder, we meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.)

We continue to hold meetings via Zoom. Here are the the Zoom details.
Zoom link for the meeting, July 15, 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 544 734 092
Password: 350ma
Audio by phone: +1 646 876 9923
 
At our meeting we will update the status of bills that 350 Mass is promoting. You can view our legislative priorities here  (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TlmDp8VO0p5GGXFQZkyPisA5CJKt5ehQ/view). We'll also discuss local and regional issues and action plans.
 
As for the national scene, a major focus among climate activists is trying to stop the Line 3 Pipeline, a tar sands oil pipeline in Minnesota that Enbridge is building through Indigenous territory, breaking the treaties. It is despoiling hundreds of delicate waterways and will inevitably leak heavy tar sands oil into them, including the Mississippi River, a source of water for over 18 million people. A campaign is underway to pressure the banks who are funding the project; these loans are up for renewal this month. If you are able to help, you can contact the banks via phone or email using this online tool (https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/line3/).  Or you can join our local protest action, this Saturday morning, July 17, 10-11 AM, in front of the Bank of America building, 49 Main Street, Franklin, next to the Post Office; for more information, contact Carolyn Barthel (carolyncbarthel@gmail.com; 508-335-0848).
 
We hope you can join us on Thursday. We'll send a reminder that day.
Thanks for your participation and support.
 
Node Co-coordinators,
Carolyn Barthel
Ralph Halpern
 
 
Ralph Halpern
781-784-3839 (h)
339-203-5017 (c)

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, July 16, 7:00 PM
350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, July 15, 7:00 PM

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Climate Minute: Advice on how to lobby your elected representative (audio)

"Climate activist can take advantage of opportunities to speak with their elected officials.  Lobbying can seem intimidating. What is the best way to do it?  We talk to a legislator about what he hopes to hear from people who come to talk to him about pending legislation."

Ted McIntrye talks with State Representative Jeff Roy about this topic. The conversation runs about 14 minutes.

Audio link =>  https://massclimateaction.podbean.com/e/advice-on-how-to-lobby-your-elected-the-climate-minute/

 

The Climate Minute: Advice on how to lobby your elected representative (audio)
The Climate Minute: Advice on how to lobby your elected representative (audio)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, July 1, 7:00 PM

Hello to all from the 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node. Please mark your calendars for this week's Node meetingThursday, July 1, 7:00 pm.  (As a reminder, we meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.)
 
Here are the the Zoom details, and a preview of the meeting.
 
Zoom link for the meeting, July 1, 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 889 2460 7755
Password: 350ma 
Audio by phone: +1 646 876 9923  
 
Meeting Agenda: 
  • We will discuss developments nationally, statewide, and locally; and update one another about 350 Mass' campaigns, "Bringing the Green New Deal Home."  
  • We will continue our conversation about engaging our region in climate activism: working with residents and like-minded organizations, and advocating for actions and programs by our municipalities. We will consider challenges and opportunities, and ways we can communicate with officials and neighbors in our towns.
  • 350 Mass members are adding our voices to calls to Stop the Money Pipeline and Defund Line 3.  Read this account of our Node's action in Franklin this past Saturday, June 26th. We intend to join the national campaign during the week of July 12th, when activists around the country will organize art actions & protests at the branches, offices and headquarters of the banks funding Line 3. 
We want to collaborate with groups and individuals from the region who share the same concerns, so all our cities and towns can benefit. Please join us to learn and contribute.   
 
If you cannot participate in the Node meeting on Thursday but have some information to share, e.g., notice about a community meeting or a recommended webinar, you can send it to ralph.halpern@comcast.net.
 
We'll send a reminder on Thursday. 
 
Please take a few moments and visit the new and improved 350 Mass website
 
Thanks for your participation and support.
 
Node Co-coordinators,
Carolyn Barthel
Ralph Halpern
 
 
Ralph Halpern
781-784-3839 (h)
339-203-5017 (c)

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node,  meeting - Thursday, July 1
350 Mass Greater Franklin Node,  meeting - Thursday, July 1

Monday, June 28, 2021

350 Mass Takes Climate Action In Franklin

350 Mass Takes Climate Action In Franklin

On Saturday, June 26, members of the 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node and other local residents conducted informational picketing in front of the Bank of America in Franklin at 43 Main Street. Bank of America is one of several financial institutions that continue to invest and insure in fossil fuel, oil and gas projects that destroy our climate and environment.

The current fight concerns the dangerous Enbridge Line 3 oil sands pipeline now being constructed through the state of Minnesota. Line 3 would accelerate the climate crisis, threatens water supply in the middle of a national drought and natural resources including the Mississippi River, and violates tribal treaties in the path of the project.

Our action is one of many similar events taking place in an ongoing national campaign directed at JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, TD Bank, and other financial institutions.

Carolyn Barthel, co-coordinator of the Greater Franklin Node, said the response from the public was overwhelmingly positive. We distributed flyers that explain Bank of America's and other financial institutions' role in supporting this tar sands oil pipeline. Carolyn said, as part of an international campaign, we will continue these types of actions in Franklin and surrounding towns until we can convince these financial institutions to divest from Line 3.

Learn more: 
1) The national Stop the Money Pipeline campaign (  https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/ ).   
2) Stop the Line 3 Pipeline (  https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/line3/ ) 
3) A statement by 350 Mass on the need to call out the big banks (  https://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/greenwashing_the_climate_crisis )




350 Mass Takes Climate Action In Franklin
350 Mass Takes Climate Action In Franklin

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

350 MASS: Who's Delaying Climate Action in MA? (video)

Via 350 MASS: 

"Earlier this year, Brown University released a bombshell report that identified the forces working against climate action in Massachusetts. 
Hear from researchers Trevor Culhane, Galen Hall, and J Timmons Roberts, as well as Rep. Mike Connolly to answer the question everyone is asking: Who's Delaying Climate Action in MA? "

video link -> https://youtu.be/wgn6pBbiqlY

 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Boston Globe: "The warming climate is leading us into a dangerous vicious cycle"

"When smothering heat and humidity overtake the cool of spring, a familiar quest for relief begins, usually a trek to the basement or attic to dig out the window unit that’s been dormant all winter, or flipping on the central air. It brings welcome, sometimes lifesaving cool.

It is also a growing contributor to the already perilous climate problem. And in New England’s heat wave early this month — five days of 90 degree-plus heat, the longest June heat wave in nearly a century — peak electricity demand from air conditioning put 36 million extra pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere."
Continue reading the article online (subscription maybe required)

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Climate action in Franklin, this Saturday, June 19

Climate action in Franklin, this Saturday, June 19, 10:00-11:00 AM.  

Members of our Node and other local residents will conduct informational picketing in front of the Bank of America in Franklin at 43 Main Street. Bank of America is one of several financial institutions that continue to fund, insure, and invest in fossil fuel, oil and gas projects that destroy our climate and environment. 

The current fight concerns the dangerous Enbridge Line 3 oil sands pipeline now being constructed through the state of Minnesota. Line 3 would accelerate the climate crisis, threaten water supply and natural resources, and violate the rights of tribal nations and Indigenous people in the path of the project. 

Our action is one of many similar events taking place in an ongoing national campaign directed at JPMorgan Chase and other banks. If you have an hour on Saturday morning, please join in.  

Reply to volunteer, to ralph.halpern@comcast.net and carolyncbarthel@gmail.com   We will send further information during the week. 

Learn more:  
1) The national Stop the Money Pipeline campaign (https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/).   
2) Stop the Line 3 Pipeline (https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/line3/)  
3) A statement by 350 Mass on the need to call out the big banks (https://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/greenwashing_the_climate_crisis)

 

Thank you

Ralph Halpern  ralph.halpern@comcast.net 

Stop the Line 3 Pipeline (https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/line3/
Stop the Line 3 Pipeline (https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/line3/)


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, June 3, 7:00 PM

The  Greater Franklin Node of  350 Massachusetts will meet this week,  Thursday, June 3rd, at 7:00 pm.  Here is the Zoom link: 

Zoom link for the meeting, June 3, 7:00 PM
Join on Zoom.
Password: 350ma 
Audio by phone: +1 646 876 9923  
 
Residents of Franklin and nearby cities and towns are welcome to attend.
 
Meeting Agenda: We will discuss climate-related developments nationally, statewide, and locally. We will describe 350 Mass' campaigns to convert to clean, renewable energy sources in our homes, on the roads, and throughout the power grid. We will learn about the not-for-profit corporation ISO New England that is charged with managing electricity across the 6-state region; and hear about calls to change this entity so it does more to promote wind and solar power. 
 
We will continue our conversation about engaging our region in climate activism: working with residents and like-minded organizations, and advocating for actions and programs by our municipalities, including Franklin. Please join us to learn and contribute.    
 
350 Massachusetts for a Better Future ( https://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/ ) is building a powerful statewide social movement to confront the climate crisis, hold our politicians accountable and undermine the destructive influence of the fossil fuel industry. Our name comes from 350 parts per million, the safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 
 
350 Mass is made up of several local volunteer-led chapters we call "nodes" around the state that carry out both municipal-level and statewide campaigns, coordinated by a Statewide Steering Team (SST). The Greater Franklin Node includes Franklin and close to twenty nearby communities. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, at 7:00 PM.
 
For questions and information, contact the node co-coordinators,  carolyncbarthel@gmail.com and/or  ralph.halpern@comcast.net.
 
 
350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, June 3, 7:00 PM
350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday, June 3, 7:00 PM
 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node, meeting - Thursday, May 20

The Greater Franklin Node of 350 Massachusetts will meet this week, Thursday, May 20th, at 7:00 pm.  Here is the Zoom link: 

Zoom link for the meeting, May 20, 7:00 pm.
Join on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 544 734 092
Password: 350ma 
Audio by phone: +1 646 876 9923  
 
Residents of Franklin and nearby cities and towns are welcome to attend.
 
Meeting Agenda: We will discuss developments nationally, statewide, and locally. We were one of several 350 Mass nodes that held protests against the financing of the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota; we will consider future actions. We will review the bills endorsed by 350 Mass for the current MA legislative session, and lobbying actions we can take collectively and individually. We will continue our conversation about engaging our region in climate activism: working with residents and like-minded organizations, and advocating for actions and programs by our municipalities, including Franklin. Please join us to learn and contribute.   
 
350 Massachusetts for a Better Future (https://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/) is building a powerful statewide social movement to confront the climate crisis, hold our politicians accountable and undermine the destructive influence of the fossil fuel industry. Our name comes from 350 parts per million, the safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 
350 Mass is made up of several local volunteer-led chapters we call "nodes" around the state that carry out both municipal-level and statewide campaigns, coordinated by a Statewide Steering Team (SST). The Greater Franklin Node includes Franklin and close to twenty nearby communities. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, at 7:00 pm.
 
For questions and information, contact the node co-coordinators, carolyncbarthel@gmail.com and/or ralph.halpern@comcast.net.
 
Ralph Halpern
781-784-3839 (h)
339-203-5017 (c)


350 Mass Greater Franklin Node,  meeting - Thursday, May 20
350 Mass Greater Franklin Node,  meeting - Thursday, May 20